Tony Awards 2024: Emotional Daniel Radcliffe declares love for partner Erin Darke and their son in rare comments as he wins first EVER Tony

Emotional Daniel Radcliffe declared his love for partner Erin Darke and their son as he won his first ever Tony Award at Sunday’s ceremony.

The British actor, 34, picked up the trophy for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Tony for Merrily We Roll Along, a revival of the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical – in which he stars alongside Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez.

The Harry Potter actor fought back tears as he took to the podium to accept the award  – after gracing the carpet earlier in the night with actress Darke, 39 and performing with his co-stars –  with the star making rare comments about his family life.

He said: ‘My love, Erin. You and our son are the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I love you so much. Thank you so much’ – as a tearful Darke watched from the audience.’

The pair – who have been together since 2012 – welcomed their son in April 2023.

Emotional Daniel Radcliffe declared his love for partner Erin Darke and their son as he won his first ever Tony Award at Sunday's ceremony

Emotional Daniel Radcliffe declared his love for partner Erin Darke and their son as he won his first ever Tony Award at Sunday’s ceremony

The British actor, 34, picked up the trophy for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Tony for Merrily We Roll Along, a revival of the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical - in which he stars alongside Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez - seen with Darke

The British actor, 34, picked up the trophy for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Tony for Merrily We Roll Along, a revival of the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical – in which he stars alongside Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez – seen with Darke

He added: ‘Thank you so much. Okay, I’m going to just talk fast and try not to cry.

‘Thank you so much to the Broadway league and the American theatre wing for this unbelievable honor…

‘This has been one of the best experiences of my life.

‘Thank you for thinking of me for this. It’s been unbelievable.

‘Thank you so much to our cast, everybody on that stage.

‘It’s an honor to be on stage with you every single night, and I will miss it so much.

‘Speaking of missing things, Jonathan, Lindsay, I will miss you so much.

‘I don’t really have to act in this show, I just have to look at you and feel everything I want to feel. I will never have it this good again.’

The star performed with his co-stars Groff and Mendez earlier in the night

The star performed with his co-stars Groff and Mendez earlier in the night

He said: 'My love, Erin. You and our son are the best thing that's ever happened to me. I love you so much. Thank you so much' - as a tearful Darke watched from the audience'

He said: ‘My love, Erin. You and our son are the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I love you so much. Thank you so much’ – as a tearful Darke watched from the audience’

The couple earlier graced the red carpet together - with Erin dazzling in a sequined gown

The couple earlier graced the red carpet together – with Erin dazzling in a sequined gown

Daniel and Erin first met on the set of 2013 American biographical drama film Kill Your Darlings.

They played a couple in the film, with Daniel later admitting that he was immediately attracted to Erin.

In his Tonys category he beat Roger Bart in Back To The Future: The Musical, Joshua Boone and Sky Lakota-Lynch in The Outsiders, Brandon Victor Dixon in Hell’s Kitchen and Steven Skybell in the new revival of Cabaret.

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